Coronavirus – health advice from NHS

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.

You can only leave your home:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

These four reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Every citizen must comply with the new measures, which take effect immediately.

Full NHS advice on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to check if you have coronavirus symptoms.